Realty's Labor Day Home Tour features 19 properties in Routt County



— Serious homebuyers and looky-lous will have the run of 19 beautiful Routt County homes Saturday during the Prudential Steamboat Realty Labor Day Home Tour.

The properties range from 5-acre estate lots in Alpine Mountain Ranch to the $7.8 million covered bridge house in Catamount Ranch & Club and a handsome Old Town home with a covered front porch.

"The main goal of the home tour is to provide a comfortable format where people can view a variety of homes," Prudential Steamboat owner/broker Pam Vanatta said.

The public is invited to stop by the Prudential office in Wildhorse Marketplace at 10 a.m. Saturday to pick up a tour map and enjoy a complimentary brunch. Wildhorse Marketplace is a commercial center close to the U.S. Highway 40/Mount Werner Road exit that leads to the ski area.

The tour lasts until 3 p.m.

People are free to set off on a self-guided tour or join a Realtor in his or her personal vehicle to set off and tour targeted homes. The tour can be as formal or informal as people want.

The tour also offers an opportunity for visitors and residents alike to get a feel for the estate lots and new community buildings at Alpine Mountain Ranch, just south of the city limits. Many longtime locals may not be aware of the views Alpine Mountain Ranch affords of the south valley, Vanatta said.

The tour features luxurious homes in Anglers Retreat, Agate Creek and Stonewood. There are family homes on Logan Street, in Silver Spur, Hunter's Drive and on Harwig's Circle.

"We'll have a slew of good agents here who can answer questions and go over the home tour brochure," Prudential owner/broker Cam Boyd said. "Or people can jump in a Realtor's car and go on the tour."

- To reach Tom Ross, call 871-4205

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fish 9 years, 7 months ago

I was also told by the receptionist at the Steamboat Pilot that it costs $50.00 to put in a notice about a funeral. I guess that they don't want perspective buyers to realize that people die in Routt County.


Brent Boyer 9 years, 7 months ago

Fish: Death notices and memorial service/funeral notices always run for free in the pages of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, as do obituaries, births, and engagement and wedding announcements. I'm sorry you were given incorrect information.

Brent Boyer Editor, Steamboat Pilot & Today (970) 871-4221


jack legrice 9 years, 7 months ago

7.8 millon home . This is a disgusting tribute to Steamboat Springs. This was a wonderful place before this type of development started. Early 70's was enough to keep those who lived here busy. We were happy, and survived. Then the greed people came . Now we are in a gridlock. We tried to control growth so it wouldn't end up like this. But no we were just a bunch of Hippie freaks. We could see it comming. Good luck Steamboat Springs you are headed into a black hole. May the Millon Dollar homes go down first.


spukomy 9 years, 7 months ago

Nothing sells a $7.8 million home like free brunch.


agentofchange 9 years, 7 months ago

Wonder why they charge the most... they pay the most for this kind of advertising. Cover the front page... news,? no advertising $$ is what the Pilot is about. Can you see any other paper in the U.S. allowing this? I think not. Money talks... you lose

Can you see the Wall Street Journal wrapped in a Real Estate Ad ? Gag me with a backhoe !! This is considered News ?? My God. What have we become as a community ? This is not a "Newspaper" it's an Real Estate Advertising Ho.


agentofchange 9 years, 7 months ago

Oh and Tom Ross, Pru. paid for the Advertising... did you have to do an article too?? Unbeliveable. Or was this paid news?


inmate2007 9 years, 7 months ago

Agent - With 1000+ agents in town any advertising is good advertising, thank god my agent had the good sense not place my property in the dog and pony show.

By the way the new owner of WSJ might just start wrapping it in something undesirable.


fish 9 years, 7 months ago

The Steamboat Pilot and Today paper really needs to change there name to refer to themselves as a newspaper is a joke and an insult to journalist. This is a feel good advertiisement for the Real Estate companies and developers. Iwonder how much they charge these people for all the stories that they write for them about their property they are pushing, meantime they charged Routt County 4-H'ers $15.00 per each one of those little blerbs that were printed in the Routt County Fair section of the Sunday pilot. Yoou people should be ashamed of the _ you seem to pull on a daily basis.

I sure wish that we could get a real paper in this valley again. I guess that this is what we should have expected when the same company bought up all three Northwestern Colorado papers. Thank god they give it away for free because they sure as hell couldn't get anyone to buy it on a regular basis.


fish 9 years, 7 months ago

Well than your receptionist told me wrong, because when I called I was quoted a price.


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